Silver Lining

So I guess the moral of this story is that if you have your best books lined up neatly behind you, then turn around …


I presume that I’m not the only one who habitually adds too many “finishing touches” to my pictures …


The original low-maintenance pet – now of course superseded by dog walking services …


We watch, we wait, then we hesitate. We wash, we wait, then we fumigate. We stop, we wait, then we isolate. We relax, we wait, then we congregate. We faff, we wait, then we vacillate. We stall, we wait, then we hibernate. We test, we wait, then we inoculate. More rhymes available at


It’s quite a while since I first realised that sandwiches with more filling are generally better – just one of many interesting observations made during my first trip to America a few decades ago. Obviously there are limits though – the size to which you can open your mouth being one! Another, if you (are […]